Dating etiquette mandates that it’s important to be the dumper rather than the dumpee, and apparently Elizabeth Hurley has won that race. The actress-model reveals in her first post-breakup interview that she was the dumper in her 13-year relationship Hugh Grant, reported Mr.Showbiz.com.
For the first time since the couple’s May split, someone other than their spokeswoman is talking about the relationship’s demise. And it’s not temporary, either, Hurley, 35, says in the August issue of Talk magazine.
A statement issued by a publicist at the time of the breakup said, “It is a temporary thing.” Hurley tells Talk that she doubts she’ll get back together with Grant, 40. She adds that she dreams of being “swept off [her] feet” by someone new.
Hugh might do well to give it one last try by turning on that famed English charm that makes women swoon.
The couple met when they were unknowns, Grant was a stage actor and Hurley a fledgling actress with a pretty face to pay the bills. The end of the 13-year relationship is like “amputating my left arm,” Hurley says. But she also notes that it was overdue.
“I think we’ve both been unhappy for some time,” she states in the interview. “Ultimately we realized that there had to be something lacking, because after 13 years together, we still didn’t really want to get married and start a family.”
However, earlier this month, US tabloid the Enquirer reported that it was only Hurley who refused the thought of ‘loosing her figure’ in order to get pregnant.
The Enquirer said that Hugh was hoping to start a family, while Hurley still reminded him of that infamous incident in 1995 when the British star of Notting Hill was caught with Los Angeles prostitute, Devine Brown.
According to Mr. Showbiz, although Hurley stood solidly by him through the firestorm, she once told a reporter who asked if she’d marry Hugh, “No, never, no, no.”
On the other hand, last year, Hurley was reportedly looking into adoption agencies that rescue abandoned Chinese girls. But she’s also frequently been seen on the arm of New York billionaire Ted Forstmann. The two were recently spotted at a New York Knicks game; Hurley was wearing a baby T-shirt with the phrase “Porn Star in Training,” signaling the sort of rebellion we’ve typically come to expect of Grant.
In the future, Hurley says she’d like more passion in a relationship. “I’d love to be swept off my feet and to gallop wildly into the sunset”—albawaba (various sources)
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